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Matrix of rights & benefits

feature full1 overseas non practising  Associate (technician/
assistant)
retired NTP / academics student
insurance yes no yes2 yes7 no yes3 yes
employment/TU representation4 yes no no  yes no yes3 no
employment advice yes no no  yes no yes no
BIOS Journal yes yes yes  yes no yes yes
clinical meetings, conferences, AGM yes yes yes  yes yes yes yes
voting rights (BIOS) yes yes yes  no yes yes no
voting rights (BOS TU)4 yes no no  no no yes no
IOA membership yes yes yes  yes no yes yes
OCE membership yes yes yes  yes no yes yes
BIOS private website yes yes yes  yes yes yes yes
BIOS CPD system yes yes yes  yes no yes no
BIOS monthly magazine - Parallel Vision
yes yes yes yes
yes yes yes
AHP rewards6 yes no yes  yes yes yes no

1 - a discounted rate applies to Full members in their first full calendar year of employment after graduating (e.g. for 2013 graduates, 2014) - if you think you may be eligible, please contact the BIOS office

2 - applies only to the member's participation in BIOS SIGs and committees

3 - applies only to the member's practice as an orthoptist in the employment of a healthcare organisation, and to participation in BIOS SIGs and committees

4 - not available to members employed in the Republic of Ireland

5 - applies only to work where the member is specifically employed as a practising orthoptist

6 - not all offers open to members resident in the Republic of Ireland - call the hotline for detailed advice

7 - applies only if accountable to and/or managed by an orthoptist

 
 

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